Ellerson did lead Army to a 7-6 record and a bowl win in 2010, but his teams have gone 8-28 since. Saturday’s 34-7 loss to the Midshipmen appeared to be the last straw for Ellerson as the Black Knights ended up 3-9 on the year. His five year record at Army is 20-41.
As for Ellerson’s replacement, SI thinks it could be someone with past experience at West Point:
Some names with West Point ties include Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, New York Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica, Vanderbilt defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, UCF offensive coordinator Charlie Taaffe and Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.
Whoever is hired will have one big task to start with: Beat Navy.